Forbes magazine unveiled the list of clubs with the highest market value in the world.
Despite its enormous financial problems, FC Barcelona was ranked at the top of the list of the most valuable clubs in the world with a value set at $ 4 760 million by the American megazine specializing in finance, Forbes.
Strong growth for PSG
The Blaugrana are followed by their big rivals Real Madrid ($ 4,750 million), Bayern Munich ($ 4,215 million), Manchester United ($ 4,200 million) and Liverpool ($ 4,100 million).
However, the club with the strongest growth is Paris Saint-Germain which made it to the Forbes top 10 for the first time in their history after climbing two positions from the previous outlet report.
According to Forbes, the value of PSG rose from $ 1.4 billion in 2008 to $ 2.5 billion in 2021, an increase of 129% in 13 years.
PSG’s growth started in 2011 when the club was acquired by Qatar Sports Investments.
The Ligue 1 champions went on to attract superstars such as Kylian Mbappé and Neymar to the French capital and managed to reach the Champions League final last year.
Deloitte has placed PSG among the five most expensive football clubs in the world in 2020, and among the 10 most valuable franchises in the world of sports.
In its 2020 report, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance ranked PSG seventh on its list of football teams with the highest market value.
However, PSG president Nasser al Khelaifi faces two major hurdles in his attempt to compete with the rest of the European football powers, as the club do not own their own pitch, Parc des Princes and TV revenues are a lot. weaker in Ligue 1 than in Liga Santander or the Premier League.